LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) Homicide Unit is investigating after a child died in Lyndon Friday afternoon.
Around 12:30 p.m., LMPD officers responded to a report of a 9-month-old baby not breathing and unresponsive on Fountain Ave. near Washburn Ave., according to LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.
The child was pronounced dead when the officers arrived.
WHAS11 spoke to a neighbor who said it was a sad scene to see unfold.
Shahla Mahdavi said she was on a work call in her home on Fountain Ave. when she heard and saw emergency crews on her street.
"So, I looked out the window and saw the woman who lives in the house running out with a baby or a toddler,” Mahdavi recalled.
She said she knew something was wrong.
"The baby was just lifeless and limp,” Mahdavi said.
She said she saw paramedics try to revive the child with chest compressions.
Mahdavi said she had to rejoin her work call, and was hopeful everything would be okay, but later found out the child didn't make it.
"I'll be praying for them, the kids parents, everybody because I just can't imagine,” Mahdavi said.
Police have not confirmed the home is a daycare, but Mahdavi said since she moved on the street, she believes the home has operated as a daycare.
"Seems like it's stayed pretty steady. People just, you know, coming before work or after work picking up their kids,” Mahdavi said.
She said the operators have kids of their own, and she would love seeing the house transform through the year.
"It was always cool to see how they would decorate their house for Halloween and Christmas,” Mahdavi said.
She said everyone involved is in her thoughts.
Additional details about the incident were not released. We will provide updates as they become available.
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